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MADISON – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appointed Brian O’Keefe to serve as his Administrator for the Division of Law Enforcement Services (DLES) with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ).
Brian’s law enforcement career began in 1981, as an aide in the Milwaukee Police Department. Brian became a sworn police officer in 1983 and later became a detective, where he investigated homicides and other violent crimes, as well as property crimes. In 1994, Brian became a Lieutenant of Detectives, where he supervised narcotics, prostitution and homicide investigations. In 2001, he was promoted to Captain, where he was the Commanding Officer of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Homicide Division. He became Deputy Chief of Police in 2003, where he was the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, which had approximately 450 sworn and non-sworn personnel. In 2008, Brian left the Milwaukee Police Department to join M&I Bank as the Assistant Director of Corporate Security and Vice President. Brian is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and provides instruction to law enforcement professionals on a wide range of topics.
“I am very pleased that Brian O’Keefe has joined my team at DOJ and will help me provide leadership to law enforcement throughout the state,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. “ Brian’s impressive law enforcement background and leadership qualities will be a terrific asset to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Division of Law Enforcement Services, and law enforcement through out the State.”
The DOJ Division of Law Enforcement Services provides technical assistance and training to state and local law enforcement agencies and officers; maintains central fingerprint identification records and criminal history information for use by state and local police agencies; maintains the TIME System (Transaction Information for the Management of Enforcement); administers three state crime laboratories which analyze physical evidence for law enforcement officials and prosecutors; and ensures that the minimum recruitment and training qualifications established by the Law Enforcement Standards Board are met by all state and local police officers.
DLES includes the Crime Information Bureau, the Training and Standards Bureau and the State Crime Laboratory, which has facilities in Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau.